The latest iteration of Windows Media Player adds a lot of useful bells and whistles, succeeding in many ways as a competitor to iTunes for Windows. For instance, the first thing that will strike you when you start up Windows Media Player 11, is the complete revamp of the interface. No more deep blue, the whole application is now dark and shiny and you can customize it by selecting a hue of your choice.
Meanwhile, a tree-style file directory makes it easy to find the music you want quickly, and a simple search box gets you where you want to go immediately. Drag-and-drop functionality and a handy Create Playlist button take any confusion out of the process of making your own playlists. Furthermore, creating the perfect mix CD is equally as easy--simply drag and drop songs into a Burn List in the right panel, then click Start Burn to finish.